Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Mary C. Bushing

Mary C. Bushing, library educator and consultant, has worked in all types of libraries—corporate, public, government and academic in the course of her long career. In addition to an MLS from Dominican University, she has a doctorate in adult & higher education from Montana State University where she did her primary research on the socialization and professional development of individuals working in very small rural libraries. She coordinated the Mountain Plains Library Association’s Leadership Institute for five years, has held numerous elected and appointed professional positions. Among her many publications is a manual on collection assessment that has been translated into a number of languages, most recently Italian. She has done consulting and teaching across the U.S. and in Europe and New Zealand with an emphasis on collection development, organizational culture, and professionalism.
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